Category Archives: SAT prep

The New SAT is Gaining Ground for Test Takers

The new SAT made its appearance a year ago in March. Although all the data isn’t in yet, the new SAT seems to be gaining in appeal for many new test-takers. In the past few years, more students took the … Continue reading

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New SAT or ACT…It’s Time to Choose!

You’ve taken the PSAT, so now it’s time to gear up for the SAT…or the ACT. No need to prep for both.  Virtually every college accepts both ACT and SAT equally and use the concordance tables to compare the score … Continue reading

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Skills Every 18 Year Old Needs

As parents, when our child encounters frustration or anxiety, our first instinct is to swoop in and solve the problem. This need to protect, however well intended, has created a generation of children without coping skills. Let’s hear from an … Continue reading

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Private Schools Road to Ivy Leagues

While it is true that fewer than 9% of applicants were accepted into an Ivy League school last year, some high schools sent over 46% of their students to an Ivy, Stanford or MIT. According to CBS Market Watch, “The … Continue reading

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What Do Colleges Look For?

A rigorous high school curriculum that challenges the student and may include AP or IB classes. Grades that represent a strong effort and an upward trend. However, slightly lower grades in a rigorous program are preferred to all A’s in … Continue reading

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Is the ACT Right for You?

More people took the ACT than the SAT last year- there are reasons- Most colleges now take both the ACT and the SAT ACT used to be more common on the east coast, now is becoming more popular here, although … Continue reading

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10 Bits of Wisdom About the SATs and the ACTs

SAT practice test takers at Academic Achievers’ Santa Monica facility by Deanna, Academic Achievers tutor I actually like standardized tests. Granted, I certainly didn’t like them when I had to take them, and I see the stress and anxiety they … Continue reading

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